RESULTS: Client receives 3-year sentence instead of 15–30 years in Sex Crime.
Client was charged in US Federal Court for conduct related to the soliciting and receiving of sexually explicit photos of a minor.
Through early and proactive involvement with Client initially after arrest, board certified federal criminal defense attorney Jacob Blizzard set Client up for a mitigation plan to start making proactive changes in Client’s life to both improve his life and to have mitigation evidence by the time the case came before a federal judge.
Through early negotiation, federal prosecutors agreed to reduce his potential charges from a 15 – 30 year range of punishment to a 0 – 10 year range of punishment.
Client agreed to plead guilty and the federal court would assess punishment in that range.
The government pushed hard to obtain a 10-year sentence, a sentence that was in line with the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines at the contested sentencing hearing.
Mr. Blizzard pushed back, showing all of the Client’s significant work to make real changes for the better since the sex crime criminal offense conduct occurred.
After preparing a motion for downward departure from the sentencing guidelines, presenting a lengthy sentencing memorandum, and arguing the case at sentencing, the Court agreed and granted the downward departure, sentencing Client to only 3 years confinement.
– September 2022
About The Attorney
Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law.
He regularly practices in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, criminal appeals, post conviction writs of habeas corpus.
In Texas, there are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice, but only 7,450 are board certified.
In the entire State of Texas, as of the 2019 certification year by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, there were only 87 attorneys board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law, making Mr. Blizzard one of 0.087% of attorneys in Texas to hold both of those certifications.
Attorney Jacob Blizzard works tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families. This is one of his successful results, settlements, and verdicts. Every case and client is unique and depends upon the individual facts and circumstances of each case. Clients may or may not obtain the same or similar results in each case.